Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, and top contender, Donald Cerrone, are both enjoying five-fight win streaks in one of the toughest divisions in all of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Cerrone's last loss was actually to Pettis back in 2013 at UFC on FOX 6; a loss that came after "Showtime" delivered a crushing body kick that sent "Cowboy" crashing to the canvas and put an end to the bout halfway through round one.
And though Donald has bounced back in impressive fashion since that defeat, he knows one day he and Pettis will find themselves locked inside the Octagon once more. And though he can't offer a rebuttal to Anthony's boasts of finishing one of the best kickboxers in the game in less than three minutes, "Cowboy" plans on letting his fists do the debating for him in due time.
His words to FOX Sports:
"I didn't even know he was saying those things so that goes to show how much I give a s--t about him. It's true, whatever. There's nothing I can say to that mother-----r. He did beat me in under three minutes. He kicked me and I dropped. I can't beat around the bush and say 'oh well he did this or he did that'. The son of a b---h beat me. I can't even rebut him. We're going to fight again. Absolutely. I'll be godd---ed if things don't go differently. He wants to say 'I beat Cowboy in under three minutes', whatever dude. I've got no rebuttal other than to say I'm going to keep fighting and I'll see you again."
Pettis is fresh off his first-ever title defense against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 182 (see it here), while Cerrone is riding high after defeating former Bellator champion, Eddie Alvarez, back at UFC 178 in a bout that marked Eddie's UFC debut.
"Cowboy" will next take on surging lightweight Myles Jury at UFC 182 on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that here). With a win, it's not too far-fetched to believe Cerrone could find himself in a title fight soon thereafter.
Of course, Rafael dos Anjos gets next dibs against "Showtime," while Khabib Nurmagomedov will likely do his best to get a shot at the strap following that highly-anticipated bout.
What say you, Maniacs, if Pettis and Cerrone square off one more time, do you expect a different outcome?